Smith & Williamson donates to vital community food groups tackling hunger during lockdown

May 26, 2020
Smith & Williamson donates to vital community food groups tackling hunger during lockdown

A charity combatting hunger in Bristol with food that would otherwise have been thrown away has received £60,000 from the city office of national financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. FareShare, which has its regional centre in St. Jude’s, is part of a UK national network of...

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Knight Frank’s Bristol residential investment team boosted by arrival of new partner

May 26, 2020
Knight Frank’s Bristol residential investment team boosted by arrival of new partner

Property agency Knight Frank has appointed Craig Wallace as a partner in its in Bristol office’s residential investment and development valuation & advisory team. Craig, pictured, will provide valuation services to lending institutions, local authorities, residential property developers and investors on schemes across the South West, South Wales and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 24, 2020
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Monday May 25 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday May 26 Nothing listed Wednesday May 27 Finals: Biffa, British Land, Hibernia REIT, Ramsdens Holdings Interim: Britvic Trading announcement: Provident Financial Thursday May 28 Final: Urban Exposure Interims: Daily Mail & General Trust, Jadestone Energy Trading announcement: IWG Friday May 29...

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Investment firm Foresight to get clear vision of its energy assets, thanks to Bristol tech company

May 22, 2020
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Bristol tech firm Sennen, which produces bespoke software that makes renewable energy operations safer and more efficient, has won a major new client. Sennen’s team is now working with leading renewable energy infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group to develop a system that will help it manage...

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Recruitment firm launches to help energy sector face challenges of post-pandemic world

May 22, 2020
Recruitment firm launches to help energy sector face challenges of post-pandemic world

A Bristol-based specialist investment programme launched by two of the UK’s leading recruitment industry entrepreneurs has helped launch a start-up targeting the renewable energy sector. Surya Recruitment has been founded by Alka Graham, who has worked in the energy industry for more than a decade. It aims to promote...

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Trio of Bristol charities benefit from Soapworks developer’s innovative digital consultation

May 22, 2020
Trio of Bristol charities benefit from Soapworks developer’s innovative digital consultation

First Base, the property developer behind the restoration of the former Gardiner Haskins site in Old Market, has raised £6,000 for three Bristol charities after donating over £1 for every person taking part in the scheme’s consultation process. As well as submitting feedback on the proposals, visitors to the...

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Bottle Yard Studios founder to take up CEO role at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

May 21, 2020
Bottle Yard Studios founder to take up CEO role at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Fiona Francombe, the director of Bristol’s hugely successful Bottle Yard TV and film studios, is to leave her role this summer after 10 years at the helm to join Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as principal/CEO. Fiona, pictured, who started her career in theatre, founded the studio complex in...

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Quartet of senior management changes at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

May 20, 2020
Quartet of senior management changes at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

National financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson has made a number of strategic management changes in its Bristol office. Nigel Hardy becomes managing partner of the office’s professional services business in succession to Carl Deane, who has decided to stand down after three years in the role....

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Thousands of jobs at risk at aero-engine giant Rolls-Royce as Covid-19 devastates global air travel

May 20, 2020
Thousands of jobs at risk at aero-engine giant Rolls-Royce as Covid-19 devastates global air travel

Rolls-Royce workers in Bristol are anxiously waiting to hear how many jobs will be axed at the aero-engineering giant’s Filton plant following its announcement that it plans to slash its global workforce by around 9,000 The majority of the cuts are expected to be made at the group’s Derby...

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